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Hidden Rainbow

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    Children's Museum Of Houston

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Hidden Rainbow

In this math puzzle, one player hides a rainbow of four colors while another player tries to guess the hidden rainbow colors in the correct order. Solve the mystery as you use deductive reasoning to guess different colors. This activity guide contains a material list, black line masters for the game board, game instructions, sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Colored chips (four different colors)
  • Game board
  • Gold pieces (or pennies)


  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Variables and Expressions
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
    • Problem Solving
    • Reasoning and Proof

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, Children's Museum of Houston, ©2004

Funding Source:

  • ExxonMobil